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Trying to Conceive 

It is important for women to take care of themselves before trying to become pregnant. Understanding health conditions and risk factors will help adopt a healthy life style for baby's health and development. Schedule a visit with Conemaugh Physician Group - OB / Gyn Physicians to discuss plans for pregnancy.

The most important things Mom can do before becoming pregnant:

  • Take 400 micrograms of folic acid every day, at least three (3) months before pregnancy. 
  • Stop smoking, avoid secondhand smoke and the use of tobacco products of any kind.
  • If you have a medical condition, be sure it is under control. Some conditions include asthma, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure, obesity, thyroid issues, and epilepsy. 
  • Be sure all vaccinations are current.
  • Talk to your doctor about any prescription and over-the-counter medicine you are taking, including dietary or herbal supplements.
  • Avoid contact with toxic substances or materials at work and home that can be harmful. Stay away from chemicals and cat or rodent feces.